Still Not Your Mom

This. Just. Happened…

(phone rings… I answer)
Me: Hello? Hello?
Girl: Mom. I need you to bring my homework. I left it on the kitchen counter.
Me: Um, I cant bring you your homework becaaaauuse… I’m not your mom.  Im sorry, but I think you have the wrong number.
Girl: (pause) Mom! Don’t be mean.  Just bring it to Mrs. #####’s class.
Me: Still not your mom.
Girl: *click* (hangs up)

So I decided to text her.  That’s what a nice person does, right? *teehee*

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Apparently ]p0 = emoji of mouth sticking tongue out with spit

My 4.5yo steps into the role of “John”

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More Tongues Being Stuck out…

I might check in on her later. You know…being a nice person and all. (sticks out tongue pppp)

(Posted on Tumblr as well)

“That’s Not Nearly Enough Wonder Woman”

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Yesterday my son was talking to me about Scribblenauts Unmasked.  Scribblenauts is an amazing PC game that allows the player to engage in the story.  The player writes words to aid the hero in accomplishing his goals.  It’s awesome… like animate Mad Libs.

He was describing the different things he had unlocked when he paused thoughtfully.  “There’s only one Wonder Woman level…. That’s not nearly enough Wonder Woman.”

I couldn’t believe my ears.  He proceeded to tell me the story was too short and was far too easy, which left him feeling disappointed.

SEEEEEEEE?!?!?!?!?!  Even a 7 year old gets it.  He actually understands the importance of women in literature and media.

I think it’s pretty spectacular that my son has a desire for strong female character story lines.  In a world and educational community where boys aren’t encouraged to like “girly” things, my son stands confident.

Here’s the thing…we don’t really “talk” about or complain openly about these kinds of issues.  We live by example.  We live a life that reflects the love and respect of God.

Let me address this from a Creationist perspective.  There is quite a bit of propaganda out in the world, but we don’t force that down our kids throat.  We use the Bible to guide our lives, which shows our kids what is good.  God created woman.  She didn’t happen by accident.  She was created.  Remember that God said it was NOT good for man to be alone.  That didn’t mean that woman was created because He didn’t want man to be lonely.  Adam walked with God in the garden.  How can you be lonely when God is with you?!  It wasn’t “good” because Adam only reflected part of God’s character.  God had to create another person that engendered the other aspects of God.  That’s how we are created in his image.  Creation wouldn’t have been complete without Eve!

Women are relevant.  Women characters and GOOD story lines are not only relevant but necessary and I’m proud that my 7 year old son understands that.   <3

The Serendipitious Nap

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My dad is standing on the far left. Whoever took this picture was obviously partaking in the festivities. LOL

Naps are not known for their chance to provide a person with big life moments, so I’m surprised by a fairly fortuitous one. During my nap yesterday, I had a dream about my deceased father that was so real and was SO TOTALLY 1989.  My father and his bowling buddies had won a huge national bowling tournament.  Their embroidered bowling jackets smelled of smoke and cheap beer and my dad’s comb-over was typically askew.  The whole league listened as they announced that they were going to follow their dreams and go PRO.  I could even smell the oil on the lanes!  When I started to wake up I thought “I forgot that my dad is alive, why do I always think he’s dead?”  Then reality settled in “Oh, wait, its the other way around.”  I have this confusion nearly every time I have a dream about him.  Normally, I’m not saddened by this.  It is what it is.  But this time, I felt it.  It was unpleasant and a bit disturbing.

INSERT IMPORTANT EXPOSITION:  On, Father’s Day, I had a huge revelation about mourning my father and wrote a blog entry entitled “You’re Not Really Gone”.  (You can read my blog entry HERE.)

My 4yo came in and his cute little voice cheered me up.  I reached for my phone and the first thing I saw was a TWEET from James Hance, a very well known artist of Geek Culture, and it totally made my day.  He said “@ZeroFrizzThirty “You’re Not Really Gone” was a beautiful read <3″  Talk about serendipity!  He had tweeted that to me while I was having that dream.  I kid you not!  I was in the middle of that dream when he tweeted it and I saw it as soon as I awoke.  I was instantly reminded of that Father’s Day revelation and was moved that a person I respect and admire would give me such a lovely piece of encouragement.  He really made my day.

I believe in God and that He cares about the little things.  He cares deeply and I am grateful.

James Hance can be found on Facebook at Relentlessly Cheerful Art by James Hance and on Twitter @JimJeroo  He is, in my opinion, one of the best artists of all time (not an exaggeration) and he is genuinely a great person.  His art will lift your spirits!

He sells original artwork on Etsy too. <3

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You’re Not Really Gone

  
Daddy,
This Is the First Fathers Day since you’ve been gone that I’ve really felt your absence. I’ve often wondered why I don’t miss you as much as other people miss their parents that have gone. Why don’t I cry when I think of you? Why don’t I fall apart? How is it that I keep on going without tripping over my sunken heart?

Then it occurred to me. Just now. Sitting at the breakfast table, looking at the wide and beautiful Wyoming view in front of me, it occurred to me….. You’re not really gone. You’ve never really left me. All of the teaching, the fun, the discipline, the laughter and the love are inside of me. I carry you with me every day and listen to your words moment to moment.  
It was this day, Dad, that I realized that I can’t mourn a man who is still alive. Happy Father’s Day, Daddy. I love you!
With Love,

Your Punkin

P.S. I’m in good hands.

Hilarious Mothers Day Happenings

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My 4yo is making me look like the WORST mom ever! For Mothers Day he wanted to draw me a Walking Dead picture. He commissioned his father to do the work and it was completed under John’s direction.

Yes…that is a mushroom cloud in the background.   John is a soldier with big muscles and a machine gun and the baby is his “older” brother.  Dad is totally missing (must not have survived the first wave). Zombies apparently come in two types, humanoid and cockroach.  Could the Apocalypse get any more TERRIFYING?!?!

John is still making changes…he just ran out of the room to get a special crayon saying “Wet pants, coming up!”

Now I’m going to have peed pants in my Mothers Day Picture.

Sigh… Happy Mothers Day to me!

For the record…my kids have never seen The Walking Dead…we’ve told him that it’s a bad show with Zombies and is too scary for him.

Bright side, I’m totally kicking butt in this new world!

Mother’s Day Special!

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Zero Frizz Thirty is having a huge Mother’s Day Promotion for Pink Zebra!  The offer is not valid on my website.  Therefore, to take advantage of the great savings, head over to my Facebook page (CLICK HERE) and send me a message.  Or you can contact me via the info provided on this Flyer!  This Promotion ends on April 24th so grab it while you can.

Remember, Pink Zebra will donate a free day of childcare to a qualified single mom through their HEROES charity for every party that reaches $500.  Isn’t that a great way to thank a mom on Mother’s Day?!  <3

Pink Zebra Reed Diffuser Tips!

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Don’t make the same mistake I did.  Watch this video and it will save you a headache :D

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO!

Big News!!!

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I have some exciting news!  After praying hard about the next step for Zero Frizz Thirty, I’ve decided to go back to work.  I joined my friend on her Pink Zebra team and I’m hoping that this new income will help support my hobby of providing lovable Geek Wearables to everyone.

I’ll be posting promotions here as well as updates.

Want to know more about Pink Zebra?  Check out my site HERE.

I’m so excited about this product line and cant wait to share it with everyone!

Birthday Embroidery

  

Today is my birthday and I finally got to open the gift my mom sent to me. THIS WAS INSIDE! My mother has always been the most talented needle worker I’ve ever met. She was teaching me on plastic canvas when I was 5 years old.  Cross Stitch is still my favorite thing to do (though I don’t have time right now).

About 7 or 8 years ago my mother started learning embroidery on a World Cruise she went on with my father. She is master now! This embroidered needle and sewing set is proof.

When I was in the hospital last year, she came down with projects for us to do. It was wonderful stress therapy! I’m so thankful for my mother! 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAY YOU BROUGHT ME OUT INTO THE WORLD MOM! <3

Moroccan Gold Nails

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I used Sally Hansen’s Hard As Nails Extreme Wear in “Golden-I”. The lower half is my natural nail with a bright pink rhinestone. So fun!

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